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Sex now predates relationships and the prognosis for our children’s brains is worrying.
Boys in particular are vulnerable, as they are generally more motivated by sex than girls (who tend to be more relationship-focused) and therefore more attracted to sexting.
This ancient dance used to be regulated by society.
Gone are the days of chaperones, or even the social mores that kept young people’s behaviour in check.
Having discovered the mass of digital evidence, she confronted him.